All children deserve a chance.

Not just any chance, but a true opportunity
To have a childhood.
To dream.
To reach their fullest potential.

Reaching Out

More children are struggling with mental health issues today than ever before. In fact, behavioral and emotional disorders affect thousands of children right here in our community. And it is a sad truth that two-thirds of these kids never receive the help they need.

The good news is that treatment does work for those who receive it.

Child Guidance Center is dedicated to providing child-centered, family-focused mental health services in Lincoln. Utilizing a combination of unique programs and proven strategies to meet every individual's needs, we serve more than 2,000 children and adolescents each year.

The services we provide are available to all youth throughout the community, regardless of financial ability.

Cinco Reasons to Do Good this Summer

Cinco de Mayo is a celebratory holiday, but it’s also getting close to summer. If you haven’t started thinking about summer volunteering, now is the time to plan. Volunteering is an essential part of improving our community. On the fence about donating your time as a volunteer? Here are five reasons to start volunteering today:

It’s good for you—Not only does volunteering reduce stress, it also promotes optimistic emotions and strengthens the immune system. You’ll also discover hidden talents, and volunteering encourages healthy self-esteem.

Strengthen the community—Volunteering impacts every part of the community. Volunteers support families, improve schools, support youth programs and keeps the community clean.

Gain professional experience—Test the waters of a particular career path by volunteering. If you’re interested in being a teacher, then try youth mentoring. This is especially useful for college students who need to choose a path of study.

Meet new people—Volunteering brings people together and promotes camaraderie. You’re more likely to meet and befriend people from unique and diverse backgrounds; all who are working towards a united goal.

Make a difference—Every time you volunteer, you’re helping the world become a better place. No matter which nonprofit organization you volunteer for, every volunteering effort counts in helping your community.

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